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ClinPsyD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
3 Years
Entry requirements
A degree (minimum Upper Second (2:1)) in single honours Psychology, or joint honours where psychology constitutes at least fifty per cent of the course, is required.

The degree must have already been awarded at the time of application; candidates who are currently undergraduates will not be short-listed for interview.

For candidates with degrees that do not constitute at least 50% psychology, a BPS accredited Psychology conversion course must be obtained (original award grade will remain the same therefore the minimum of a 2.1 award remains applicable).

Candidates must establish their eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society before making an application.

A minimum of 12 months of paid FTE clinically relevant experience such as work in a healthcare setting or a background in clinical research involving direct contact with patients delivering assessments and/or treatments and/or service development work at the time of submitting an application is considered essential.

Formal consent to participate as service users in practical and clinical teaching will be required as a condition of entry to the programme.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Application for the ClinPsyD programme is made through the British Psychological Society's Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology .

Overseas applicants who do not meet the criteria for home fee status should also apply through the clearing house system.  

Advice to applicants

All applications should be made via the  Clearing House for Postgraduate Studies in Clinical Psychology  , and not directly to the University.

All applications must be sent to the Clearing House by the beginning of December the year prior to intended entry; applicants should contact the Clearing House for precise deadline dates for their year of entry.

Applicants should also be aware that, due to the nature of our selection procedure, we are unable to accept applications that do not have references submitted in the Clearing House format. Any applications received with references not in this format cannot be processed.

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme overview

This three-year Programme, leading to a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, is provided by the Division of Psychology and Mental Health, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health of the University of Manchester. The University of Manchester is the largest single-site University in the UK and the Division has an international reputation for the development and evaluation of psychological therapies, with particular strengths in CBT, psychosis, emotional problems in adults and children, functional ('medically unexplained') symptoms and health psychology.

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To be announced.

Currently, trainees are fully funded by Health Education England and are full-time employees of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. They have annual leave and other benefits in line with usual NHS entitlements and are subject to the normal policies and procedures of the employing Trust. On entry to the programme all trainees commence on the first spine point of Band 6 of the Agenda for Change pay scales.

Additional expenses

Trainees may loan video / audio recorders to record clinical sessions to aid their development as clinicians on placement. Cameras /audio recorders and memory sticks are provided for this purpose; trainees are required to pay for replacements should they be broken or lost.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
+44 (0)161 306 0400
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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